Breaking Bread

PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLos Angeles, United States
Photo DateJuly 2017
Entry Description

Portable and compact, bread travels through time and culture, documenting life through its most fundamental necessity, nourishment. This basic food inspires my project Breaking Bread, which explores its cultural role and how it relates to human life, culture, and geography. Each photograph is this series constitutes research on recipes and cultural back stories for many different types of bread from around the world Each image contains a type of bread, actual pages of recipe books or an old handwritten recipe in the native language, and a map where the bread comes from. The layers are meant to represent the pieces of the story that create the cultural history behind each type of bread.